Agilent Rolls Out New Handheld Cable and Network Performance Analyzers

1/12/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the latest versions of its WireScope 350 and FrameScope 350 handheld cable network performance analyzers. Network managers can now utilize enhanced Auto-Cancellation Technology and new RFC-2544 testing to certify Category 6 cable and verify throughput and latency across a network.

Enhanced Auto-Cancellation Technology is a new patent-pending technique that dynamically removes the effects of the test adapters per the requirements of the TIA and ISO cabling standards. This is an improvement over the previous removal technique, giving the user better accuracy and margins. The RFC-2544 test makes the FrameScope 350 the perfect tool for the performance testing and verification of Ethernet links in the Metro network. Using these tests, the user can verify the performance and the bandwidth of an Ethernet path anywhere in their network.

"Many cable and connectivity manufacturers are guaranteeing margins beyond standard Category 6 limits, and measuring at these levels requires greater accuracy," said Steve Witt, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Network Systems Test Division. "The new enhanced Auto-Cancellation Technology method meets these accuracy requirements by dynamically removing the effects of the test adapters from each measurement. The FrameScope 350 RFC-2544 test is a cost-effective method of verifying throughput and bandwidth of Ethernet connections and is being used by many service providers deploying Ethernet in Metro networks."

The WireScope 350 and FrameScope 350 analyzers also offer the following new functionality:

The WireScope 350 and FrameScope 350 also provide:

Information on the Agilent WireScope 350 and FrameScope 350 is available at

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 29,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2003. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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